The third and the final day was very hectic. I had booked a reservation for the city tour along with adjoining areas through OTDC. The package comes for as cheap as 320 rupees and takes you through all the visit-worthy places in and around Bhubaneswar.
1. NandanKanan Zoo
2. Udaygiri and Khandagiri Caves
4. Dhauli Shanti Stupa
5. Lingaraja Temple
6. Mukteshwara Temple
7. Kedar Gouri Temple
8. Rajarani Temple
The journey started at 9 am; NandanKanan being our first stop. The Zoological Garden is spread across 1,200 acres of land and boasts of animals such as tigers, lions, elephants, zebras, bear, gaurs, crocodiles etc.
From there we went to the Udaygiri Caves. The caves are from ancient times which dserves as a dwelling for the tribal people back at that time. Scenes from their daily lives are depicted on the walls beautifully.
The Lingaraja Temple is said to be one of the fewest places where one can find Vishnu and Shiva at the same place. The Lingaraja Temple basically is a garden of temples housing a few hundreds of other temples dedicated to various Hindu gods and goddesses.
We came back at 6.30 in the evening after having finished visiting all the places. On 31st January, I had my bus back to Kolkata.